July 2, 2007

Aap Kaa Surroor: Year's biggest hit so far

Himesh Reshammiya's acting debut Aap Kaa Surroor: The Moviee: The Real Luv Story has emerged as the biggest hit of the year so far.

And while the masses are queuing up to buy his movie tickets, they're largely keeping away from the other two releases, Apne and Awarapan.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.





Aap Kaa Surroor: The Moviee: The Real Luv Story

Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Hansika Motwani, Mallika Sherawat.
Director: Prashant Chadha.
Great music, beautiful locales

Predictable story, very okay performances.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | Review 2





Apne

Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif.
Director: Anil Sharma.
Dharmendra.

Boring music, very slow pace.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit in North India, average elsewhere.

Review





Awarapan

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shriya, Mrinalani Sharma.
Director: Mohit Suri.
Good music.

Poor execution.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii

Cast: Rahul Bose, Zain Khan.
Director: Ken Ghosh.
Cute story, good performances.

Poor execution.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Amitabh Bachchan.
Director: Shaad Ali.
Good costumes.

Everything else.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: The film will struggle to recover costs.

Review 1 | Review 2





The Train

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Sayali Bhagat, Geeta Basra.
Director: Raksha Mistry, Hasnain Hyderabadwala.
Good music, Basra is impressive.

Weak copy of Derailed.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Dharm

Cast: Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Hrishitaa Bhatt.
Director: Bhavna Talwar.
Great performance from Pankaj.

Not a compelling watch.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Swami

Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Juhi Chawla.
Director: Ganesh Acharya.
Sincere, slice of life film.

Average direction, dated feel.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Mp3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar

Cast: Ruslaan, Hazel.
Director: Robby Grewal.
Fresh, natural young romance.

Nothing too original.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Fool N Final

Cast: Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Shahid Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever and Ayesha Takia.
Director: Ahmed Khan.
Some good comic moments.

Mediocre performances, poor script, boring music.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review


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